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2nd Catholic Schools Today 8-9 AM
3rd Catholic Conference Hour 8-9 AM
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  Black Catholic Initiative 8-8:30 AM
  Voice of Charity 8:30-9 AM
1st Fully Alive 8-9 AM
2nd Lifelong Journey 8-9 AM
3rd Mission of Love 8-9 AM
4th Focus On the Liturgy 8-9 AM
1st Dare to Love 8-8:30 AM
1st Diakonia: A Call to Service 8:30-9 AM
2nd Catholic Chicago 8-9 AM
3rd Built on the Rock 8-8:30 AM
3rd Mission Matters Live 8:30-9 AM
4th Catholic Chicago 8-9 AM
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  Catholic Chicago Week in Review 9-10 AM
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Diakonia: A Call to Service

1st Thursday Monthly, 8:30-9 a.m.

Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic explore the importance of deacons in the Catholic Church today.  They discuss the varied services deacons perform for their Church communities and for people in need no matter what their faith background.

Deacon Richard HudzikDeacon Dave Brencic

Zacchaeus’ Conversion

Deacon Alfred Coleman, Executive Director of Zacchaeus House, speaks with Deacon Richard Hudzik about the work of Zacchaeus House. Deacon Alfred explains the origins of this south-side ministry that provides stability and shelter for men in transition from homelessness to a return to productivity and tranquility in life. The focus of the stay at the House, which can accommodate up to nine men at a time, is on job training, education, spirituality and psychologically healthy living. The healing of the hurts caused by homelessness—hurts caused to the families of the men, to the men themselves and to the community—is explored. Deacon Alfred relates how everyone can respond to homelessness, being especially mindful of those in their own families who, without intervention, support and love, might be on the path to homelessness themselves. The success stories as well as the sorrows and failures that happen to the men are told. We see both the Resurrection and the Fall in life at Zacchaeus House.
Thursday, December 06, 2018 | Stream | Download

Paying It Forward in Guatemala.

Chicago Deacon Freddy Palacios discusses with Deacon Richard Hudzik the outreach that Deacon Freddy has been spearheading in his country of birth. Deacon Freddy, with a heart for the poorest children in Guatemala, has seen the need for young teenagers to acquire job training and skills. Through Freddy’s efforts and the cooperation of others in Guatemala, there are approximately 100 school-age children, boys and girls, receiving practical, hands-on, education in how to do carpentry, electricity, baking and sewing. Part of the education is to bring the young people to an awareness of how to run a small business and how to market it. The hope is that, following the three-year curriculum, the young people will be able to either add to the family income with their micro-enterprises or eventually support themselves. Deacon Freddy has started this programs in not only Guatemala but has also been instrumental in getting them going in both El Salvador and Argentina. Deacon Freddy comes at this from an awareness of how trade-skills education from his early days in Guatemala helped him to begin his own business that is now thriving in the Chicago area. For the love of Christ, Freddy is paying it forward.
Thursday, November 01, 2018 | Stream | Download

Jail Ministry—Bringing the presence of Christ into broken situations.

Deacon Pablo Perez of Kolbe House and Deacon Bill Gibbons, working in the Lake County Jail, discuss jail ministry and accompanying those in brokenness. They join regular hosts Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic to reflect on how the presence of Christ is needed in those places of pain and brokenness—places that are broken for the incarcerated, for their families, their victims and the community. The invitation is for each Christian to live his Baptismal identity by enacting the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, many of which are directly involved in jail ministry. Even if the Christian never sets foot inside a jail, the call to perform the Works of Mercy, by supporting, praying for or understanding this ministry, is for everyone.
Thursday, October 04, 2018 | Stream | Download

The Faith Dimensions of Caring for both the Dead and the Grieving

Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic speak with Deacon Glenn Tylutki of the Archdiocese’s Catholic Cemeteries. The discussion considers the role of faith in caring for our dead, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and quite practical information about how one might rely upon the services of our Catholic cemeteries
Thursday, September 06, 2018 | Stream | Download


Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic talk with Fr. Mike Ahlstrom about spirituality.
Thursday, August 02, 2018 | Stream | Download

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